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Dispensary Pharmacist - Bank

Job Reference: 449-BSS035

Solent NHS Trust
COR Pharmacy
St Marys Hospital - Portsmouth
£38,890 - £44,503 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Pharmacy Team at St. Mary’s Hospital as part of the Bank in Solent NHS Trust. Solent offers Community and Mental Health services for Southampton, Portsmouth and parts of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We are eager to find enthusiastic and adaptable pharmacists to join our team at Solent!

Essential Requirements;

  • Masters degree in Pharmacy plus one year’s pre-registration training
  • Membership of General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Right to work in the UK

Desirable Requirements;

  • Previous Hospital experience
  • Post graduate certificate in pharmacy practice.
  • Experience in Mental Health

This role offers an excellent opportunity to gain experience working within a community and mental health trust. The role will mainly be based in our newly refurbished dispensary in St Mary's Community Health Campus' main building on Milton road in Portsmouth. We provide a wide range of treatment and support to adults and older people experiencing mental illness both as inpatients and within the community. The dispensary supplies a number of inpatient and outpatient units in the wider area and for a neighbouring trust, this includes supplying a large percentage of patients in the area with Clozapine and as part of our refurbishment we are lucky to have a separate room within our dispensary dedicated to Clozapine dispensing. We also deliver care to a number community wards, where the dispensary provides the supply of medicines.

For more information or to arrange an informal chat, please contact Jennifer Etherington (Deputy Chief Pharmacist) on02380 540484.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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